The second version of the sculpture
ArtistLucien Wercollier
Year1978 (1st version)
1986 (2nd version)
TypeMarble (1st version)
Bronze (2nd version)
LocationKennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
(1st version)
Strassen, Luxembourg (2nd version)

Ascension is the name of two sculptures created in 1978 and 1986 by Luxembourgish sculptor Lucien Wercollier.

First version

A first version of the sculpture was completed in 1978. It had been ordered by the government of Luxembourg as a gift to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. It is sculpted from pink marble and can be found in the concert hall.[1]

Second version

Eight years later, in 1986, a second version made of bronze was erected in front of the city hall in Strassen, Luxembourg, on a granite pedestal inscribed ASCENSION/ Lucien Wercollier sculpteur. The sculpture itself is signed LW 1986.

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